West Wing Fanfiction Central

Welcome to West Wing Fanfiction Central! This collection holds works that were originally archived at the West Wing Fanfiction Central archive, and is closed to new works.

The import of this archive to the AO3 was approved by the OTW Open Doors Committee on 26 July 2017, and will begin after October 2017.

(Open, Moderated)

About West Wing Fanfiction Central (westwingfanfictioncentral)

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This collection contains works originally located at westwingstories.com, which were imported to the Archive of Our Own through the Open Doors Project. West Wing Fanfiction Central was an archive for West Wing fanfiction that had been trying to become the most comprehensive archive of West Wing fanfiction on the net. West Wing Fanfiction Central also included rescued West Wing archives that the moderator Jessi hosted to keep great stories from disappearing off the Internet. Due to hacker attacks and activity slowing since the site's early years, the moderator, Jessi, is working with Open Doors to import the site's fanworks to AO3! You can learn more about the import in the import announcement.



If you still have access to the email you used to post your works to West Wing Fanfiction Central, you should have received an email with the option to claim your works at the time they were imported. If you do not have access to that email account, or did not receive the notification, please contact the moderator at the contact email address listed above.

All unclaimed works are imported as restricted to logged-in AO3 users only, and will be made publicly viewable after a 30-day transition period. If you claimed your works before that period ended, you will need to change the restriction setting.

For questions about using the AO3, please contact Support. For questions about submitting works to West Wing Fanfiction Central, please contact the moderator at the email address listed above.



Submission guidelines from the original site (some details may no longer be accurate and links may no longer work):

The National Library

Site Related

1. How often do you update?
We approve stories just about daily.
2. How can I find the most recent updates?
Updates are on the Updates page
3. I have an author/story I think you should list. What should I do?
Feel free to suggest to the author they submit with us. Or Send us an E-mail with the contact information of the author and we'll contact them. DO NOT add the author and/or story to the database without their permission.
4. Do you accept incomplete stories?
We post only stories that are complete and can stand on their own. For more information about submissions, read the Submission Guidelines
5. Will you link to stories on other sites?
Yes. We prefer to host stories locally so we don't have to worry about links breaking when sites are restructured or taken down, but if an author requests it, we will link to the stories on their site. We will NOT however link to FanFiction.net - as it is too unreliable in service and has annoying pop-ups.
6. What is the story with your ratings?
You can find a description of our ratings system on our Ratings Information page.
7. Where can I find other site information?
Right here: Site Information
8. Do you have banners for linking back to TNL?
Banners can be found at Linkback to TNL
9. Will WWFFA continue to be updated?
Any incomplete stories will be updated if we receive new chapters.
10. Will WWFFA accept new stories?
No, all new stories should be submitted to The National Library.
11. Will WWFFA be incorporated fully into The National Library?
All COMPLETE stories at WWFFA are being added to the TNL database, we are about halfway through the process.
12. Why do you list author's websites and LiveJournals if you have their fic?
An author may write in many different fandoms or have original fiction that we don't host, but that you might be interested in reading.

West Wing Fandom Related

1. Who are OFC and OMC?
OFC (Other Female Character) and OMC (Other Male Character) are characters what belong wholly to the author of the story, or a character from another another show or book. They are not part of the West Wing universe as designed by the creators and writers of the television show.
2. Who is Mary Sue?
Mary Sue is the term given to a story in which the author placed themselves in the story as a main character (with or without changing their name). In many cases these characters are written as being better than the canon characters of the show.
3. What are "Canon" and "Fanon"?
From Wikipedia. In the context of fiction, the canon of a fictional universe comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. that are considered to be genuine (or "official"), and those events, characters, settings, etc. that are considered to have inarguable existence within the fictional universe. Sometimes, however, events or characterizations portrayed in fan-fiction can become so influential that they are respected in fiction written by many different authors, and may be mistaken for canonical facts by fans. This is referred to as "fanon".
4. What is "slash"?
Slash is a fan fiction story that contains a romantic relationship between two individuals of the same sex (whether male or female).
5. What is "PWP"?
Technically PWP is "Plot, What Plot?" PWP is loosely defined as a story with no real plot. For example, it could be a story with just a spot of humor, or a story with just a sex scene depending on the rating and other categories chosen.

West Wing Fanfiction Archive

For the submission of new stories, please refer to the National Library at http://national-library.net
In regards to posting a story already in progress on the West Wing Fanfic Archive, please contact the webmaster.
Guidelines for posting stories already in progress
I do not post any slash or sexually explicit stories on this site. (No NC-17)
I do not read nor beta stories before I post them - I'm a lone sailor on this big ol' boat and unfortunately do not have the time to go over every story with a fine comb - but I do review them to make sure that the rating is appropriate. I count on you to make sure that your stories are in a presentable format -
Your name is associated with it, not mine!
Review your stories before submitting them!

When submitting a story, I require the following information:
- Title (very important)
- Category (General - Couples: Josh/Donna, Sam/Mallory, CJ/Toby, Jed/Abbey, etc or in any other combination imaginable.)
- Rating (G, PG, PG-13, R)
- Short summary (It can be a few simple words that summarize your story - or simply a little teaser.)
- Author's name (Some people prefer to use nicknames when posting their stories, simply indicate that to me.)

When sending me your story, either add it as a Word document attachment to the email or simply include it in the body of the email. If you have a HTML document, that is fine as well. Do not copy the HTML coding into the body of the email. It doesn't work...believe me!

Reviewing before submitting
I don't have the time to review or read every story submitted unfortunately. Therefore, when submitting your story, it's important to review it to make sure that there aren't any flagrant typo, spelling or grammatical mistakes and that the formatting is the way you want it. Something I highly recommend in regards to this is a Beta-Reader.
As a writer myself, I've come to the delightful conclusion that Betas are indispensable and are some of the nicest people you can find out there. Find a good beta, make a friend for life! :) Or ask a friend, make a beta for life! (Does that make any sense? ) For those who aren't familiar with the term "Beta-Reader", they are people who go over your story to correct any written mistakes before submitting it. Depending on the person, they also offer suggestions, ideas or comments that can only make your story that much better!